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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Boston Man Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.

Dominique Dozier, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 50 months in prison and six years of supervised release, during which time Dozier must stay away from the Orchard Gardens Housing Development area. In December 2017, Dozier pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school.

On July 13, 2016, Dozier sold four bags of crack cocaine, which he described as “some fat ones,” to a cooperating witness in the lobby of his apartment building, which is near the Edna W. Bynoe Community Park in Roxbury. According to court documents Dozier has been convicted on nine separate occasions for 20 offenses that include violence, threats, weapons, and trafficking of drugs. Dozier is one of 12 defendants arrested and charged in June 2017 following a nearly two-year investigation into the high concentration of crime in and around the Orchard Gardens Development, the largest publically funded housing development in Roxbury, which is also adjacent to the Edna W. Bynoe Community Park.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement. 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 15, 2018